what people are saying
Why choose D&D?
"There are strong indications from dozens of scientific studies that role-playing gaming can benefit many, if not most, population groups from children to elderly, from learning disabled to physically disabled, and even for help with some forms of mental illness. Role-playing games are cooperative, improvisational, structured, and free form "interactive stories" ... " - Hawkes-Robinson, William. (2008). Role-playing Games Used as Educational and Therapeutic Tools for Youth and Adults. Rpgresearch.com.
In his unpublished psychological study Looking Through the Glass: An Exploration of the Interplay Between Player and Character Selves in Role-Playing Games, Nicholas Yee phrased the overall feeling of RPG participants very aptly when he stated that “RPG’s are not just a game; they are an experience.”
1. Met with co-workers for twice weekly creativity and conflict resolution exercises
2. Gained necessary experience that promoted character and skill growth
3. Learned to quickly assess the proper tools to resolve situations
- Anonymous, OutofContextD&D
"For Kade Wells, the teacher who runs the club at Davis Ninth Grade School outside Houston, the answer is simple: “Playing Dungeons & Dragons makes you smarter.” (https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/51790/how-dungeons-dragons-primes-students-for-interdisciplinary-learning-including-stem)
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Potential Australian Curriculum Outcomes
Personal and Social Capability, including;
recognise personal qualities and achievements
develop self-discipline and set goals
become confident, resilient and adaptable.
appreciate diverse perspectives
Critical and Creative Thinking
Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
identify and clarify information and ideas
organise and process information.
Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
imagine possibilities and connect ideas
seek solutions and put ideas into action.
Reflecting on thinking and processes
think about thinking (metacognition)
reflect on processes
transfer knowledge into new contexts.
Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
apply logic and reasoning
draw conclusions and design a course of action
evaluate procedures and outcomes.
Understanding ethical concepts and issues
recognise ethical concepts
explore ethical concepts in context.
Reasoning in decision making and actions
reason and make ethical decisions
reflect on ethical action.
Exploring values, rights and responsibilities
explore rights and responsibilities
consider points of view.
And many more, just let me know your needs!